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Discussion in 'General Satellite Discussion' started by icr2002, Jan 24, 2019.
interesting point - would any FTA receiver works with orby's card ?
Orby TV's "SIM cards" can only be purchased with a receiver or as a replacement for a lost SIM card ($25). I doubt they would sell you one without having a receiver on your account.
(One can read all about their SIM card rules in Orby TV's Customer Agreement.)
The receivers are custom (with the Orby name on the PCB) and custom software (branded screens). I would not expect the Orby card to work in any other receiver.
It would be nice for FTA viewers to be able to integrate Orby TV delivered content with the other satellite services they can receive but that isn't the design of Orby TV's service.
I'm more and more like EU approach (regulated, BTW) - all receivers are universal, all LNBF - universal, CI+/CI and smart card slots - universal. They made right rules to divide markets and prevent monopolizing sat, mfging IRD, cards, etc
I hope to get Orby in 2 weeks. I have a c/ku band lnb on my other 10 foot dish. So I'll do a review soon as I have it. I'm buying the DVR. So except for not needing them to install it.
I'll show how it will be used and how it is going to work with the rest of my stuff.
I have 2 10 foot satellite dishes.
My plan is to get my second satellite motor control. Put both boxes on my main fta receiver. Have 1 to 20 for c band and 21 + to ku. So my I'll just tune to a station on 117 and then turn on Orby.
I only get one local TV station. So that will not be a big help.
That's why there boxes need to be fta also. Some of us. Don't get crap over the air.